We have a new Executive Director! The MMC is pleased to announce the addition of Ellen Stanley, as Executive Director starting April 30, 2013. Currently the Director of Publicity & Promotions at Grammy-winning indie label Red House Records, Ellen Stanley has an international reputation as one of the top music publicists in the country and has been voted one of the "Best in the Industry" by Americana DJ's five years running. She has an extensive background in the music business and has also worked as a fundraiser, festival organizer, radio promoter, booking agent, music writer and A&R rep. For the last ten years, she has produced and hosted Womenfolk, a weekly radio show on KFAI 90.3 FM Minneapolis / 106.7 FM St. Paul. She also performs her own music under the name Mother Banjo.
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Do you make music? (The original, fresh, and not-necessarily-commercially-driven kind?)
Have an ambitious project in mind?
Would up to $8,500 help?
Do you live in MN or NYC?
With the generous support of the McKnight Foundation, MacPhail Center for Music awards fellowships which recognize and provide support for mid-career performing musicians.
If you are a performing musician, MacPhail Center for Music invites you to apply for a McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians. MacPhail awards four $25,000 fellowships to outstanding solo musicians or small ensembles. All finalists receive a $1,000 honorarium. For the winners this is considered part of their $25,000 award. Ensembles that are recognized as finalists and/or fellowship recipients will split awards between members; individual ensemble members will not each receive the full award amount. Awards are subject to state and federal income tax guidelines.
Complete info and application are available on the MacPhail Center For Music website.
The second-annual Caravan Du Nord brought an incredible roster of Minnesota musicians and bands to eight communities around the state. This year the Minnesota Music Coalition partnered with 89.3 The Current to bring some of the best and upcoming talent to arts venues in greater Minnesota. This year featured Haley Bonar, Mason Jennings, Jeremy Messersmith, Chastity Brown, Halloween, Alaska, Rogue Valley, Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps, Pert Near Sandstone, 4onthefloor, Charlie Parr, Me & My Arrow, Zoo Animal, Rogue Valley and many more. Each tour stop included afternoon workshops for musicians along with an evening concert. Check out Tapes 'n Tapes in Fergus Falls:
The Minnesota Music Coalition’s “Caravan du Nord” is a fiscal year 2012 recipient of an Arts Tour Minnesota grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
Minnesota Music Coalition is a fiscal year 2011 recipient of a(n) Arts Tour Minnesota grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.